Messages

Respecting Differences
March 23, 2018
As members of the Western Michigan University community, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment where every person can be respected, appreciated and have an opportunity to succeed.

Announcement of a VP of marketing and strategic communication
March 8, 2018
Today, I am pleased to announce a national search is underway for a vice president for marketing and strategic communication.

Transformational Initiative Fund I Announcement
Jan. 9, 2018
This morning, it's my pleasure to let you know about two new campus efforts that will be funded and implemented through the Transformational Initiative Fund I announced at Fall Convocation.

Message from President Montgomery
Jan. 8, 2018
Welcome back to campus and the start of the spring 2018 semester. I hope your winter recess was restful and that you had time to recharge, reflect, and get ready for a productive new year.

State of the University
Oct. 6, 2017
View the full text of Dr. Edward Montgomery's State of the University.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Aug. 23, 2017
As we approach the start of the fall semester our campus is busy with preparation for the return of continuing students and the welcoming of new students to the WMU family.

Opening day message
Aug. 1, 2017
It is with a blend of both great joy and great humility that I take the reins today as Western Michigan University's ninth president.

Montgomery Board Approval Message
April 12, 2017
Dr. Edward Montgomery's address at the April 12, 2017, special meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees at which the board approved his appointment as the ninth president of Western Michigan University.